• The "SAP Certified Application Associate - SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management (Core Configuration and Applicant Tracking System) Q4/2019" certification exam verifies that the candidate possesses the basic knowledge in the area of the SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management (Core Configuration and Applicant Tracking System) application. This certificate proves that the candidate has a basic and overall understanding within this consultant profile of the industry solution, and can implement this knowledge practically in projects under guidance of an experienced consultant. It is recommended as an entry-level qualification to allow consultants to get acquainted with the fundamentals of SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management (Core Configuration and Applicant Tracking System).


  • To ensure success, SAP recommends combining education courses and hands-on experience to prepare for your certification exam as questions will test your ability to apply the knowledge you have gained in training.
  • You are not allowed to use any reference materials during the certification test (no access to online documentation or to any SAP system).
  • This certification is not intended for customers. If you are a customer administrator, please explore the customer training catalogue and become accredited via the SFX Accreditation program.
  • Please note that with passing this exam you will be asked to keep your certification current with every new product release. For more information click here . Once you pass the exam, you will be required to pass regular assessments to stay current for all subsequent SAP SuccessFactors releases to maintain your certification status and SAP Global Certification digital badge. SAP Learning Hub subscription will be required.
  • SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting is comprised of Recruiting Management (Core Configuration, Applicant Tracking System, and Recruiting Posting) and Recruiting Marketing (Career Site and Candidate Relationship Management). Note that a consultant with a certification for only one part of Recruiting is not qualified to implement the other parts.

Topic Areas

Please see below the list of topics that may be covered within this certification and the courses that cover them. Its accuracy does not constitute a legitimate claim; SAP reserves the right to update the exam content (topics, items, weighting) at any time.

Job Requisition Enablement > 12%

Define and describe the zones of the Job Requisition Data Model, job field permissions, JRDM field types, and add the job requisition data model standard and custom fields. Configure field permissions and job search filter search.

Advanced Job Requisition Settings > 12%

Define button permissions, feature permissions, and custom tokens; configure feature permissions.

Application Template > 12%

Describe the override options, configure application reference in Job Requisition Data Model, custom country fields, and enable different types of Job Posting. Update Candidate Data Model fields.

Candidate Management > 12%

Creating pre-screening questions and questions libraries, review candidate screening questions, describe the methods of setting up interviewers, post interview ratings (including comments), and review candidate's rating  (including comments).

Candidate Profile Template 8% - 12%

Outline and define the Candidate Profile Template, configuration options for background elements, the zones of the Candidate Profile Template, background elements features, and the Candidate Profile Template synchronization capabilities.

Email Notifications 8% - 12%

Identify standard recruiting notification templates, create recruiting email templates, configure ad hoc emails and email triggers, and identify types of SMS notifications.

Recruiting Posting 8% - 12%

Enable recruiting postings,  manage job postings, and manage credits.

Setting Up Instance < 8%

Identify configuration options within statuses and the different recruiting operators, explain Team Recruiting functionality and create Recruiting Groups.

Offer < 8%

Describe the offer approval template, create an offer letter template, outline the approval process, generate the offer letter, and enable an online offer.

General Information

Exam Preparation 

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Each specific certification comes with its own set of preparation tactics. We define them as "Topic Areas" and they can be found on each exam description. You can find the number of questions, the duration of the exam, what areas you will be tested on, and recommended course work and content you can reference.

Certification exams might contain unscored items that are being tested for upcoming releases of the exam. These unscored items are randomly distributed across the certification topics and are not counted towards the final score. The total number of items of an examination as advertised in the Training Shop is never exceeded when unscored items are used.

Please be aware that the professional- level certification also requires several years of practical on-the-job experience and addresses real-life scenarios.

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